When it comes to whisky, it seems that local is indeed lekker. Young South African blends of the amber liquid are performing well on the international market, beating their traditional counterparts to more than a few gold medals.
• Amarula cream a global market leader
At The Economist‘s Feeding the World conference in Johannesburg, global leaders from agribusiness, food production, science and NGOs discussed how Africa can take ownership of its food security agenda.
• Rice farming to take root in South Africa
Co-operation between South Africa and Nigeria is pivotal to the growth of the continent – this is the message that came out of a dialogue hosted by the Financial Times and the Nigerian High Commission.
• Shaping Africa’s transformation
The latest M&G Critical Thinking Forum – co-hosted by Nedbank and Old Mutual – tackled the challenge of making South Africa’s financial services sector more inclusive, with a focus on pulling in the unbanked market, numbered at 15-million.
• SA to lead in Islamic finance
The Magoebaskloof community in the Tzaneen area of Limpopo province will be reaping the fruits of enterprise, when an abandoned tea tree plantation is revitalised into a project that will create over 500 new jobs in 2013.
• Imbizo boost for entrepreneurs